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Solheim Cup: Dame Laura Davies named one of the three vice-captains of Team Europe for the 2023 event | Golf News


Europe captain Suzann Pettersen has named Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens as her three vice-captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup against the United States, which will be played at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain next September.

Last Updated: 8/16/22 9:34 am

Dame Laura Davies will be part of Team Europe's behind-the-scenes staff for the 2023 Solheim Cup

Dame Laura Davies will be part of Team Europe’s behind-the-scenes staff for the 2023 Solheim Cup

Dame Laura Davies has been appointed as part of Team Europe’s behind-the-scenes staff for the 2023 Solheim Cup alongside Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens.

Captain Suzann Pettersen invited Davies to be one of her three vice-captains for the prestigious tournament that will take place in Finca Cortesin, Andalucia next September.

“Laura is a global golfing legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and especially the Solheim Cup is something we share. I have enjoyed working with her at the end of the day. last year in Toledo and I’m happy to have her in the team room again.”

Captain Suzann Pettersen on Laura Davies

Davies has made 12 league appearances, as well as being vice-captain in the 2019 and 2021 editions alongside Catriona Matthew.

The legend of the game has achieved golf titles globally with 87 tournament titles including 45 Women’s European Championships and 20 LPGA Tournament titles, as well as winning a record seven LET Order of Merit title.

Pettersen said: “Laura is a global golfing legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and especially the Solheim Cup is something we share. I have enjoyed working with her. her last year in Toledo and I’m happy to have her in the team room again.”

Having made nine Solheim Cup appearances as a player, Pettersen will captain Team Europe at the 2023 tournament in Spain

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Having made nine Solheim Cup appearances as a player, Pettersen will captain Team Europe at the 2023 tournament in Spain

Having made nine Solheim Cup appearances as a player, Pettersen will captain Team Europe at the 2023 tournament in Spain

Three-time major champion Nordqvist is no stranger to the Solheim Cup having played in the last seven of the tournament between 2009 and 2021, winning four times and picking up 15.5 points for Team Europe during that time.

Nordqvist, who recently won the 2022 Big Green Egg Open on LET, has shared the track with captain Pettersen several times and they teamed up for a four-ball game at the 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cups with the winning duo in each. their contest.

“I am delighted for what Caroline, Anna and Laura can bring to Team Europe as we look to defend the Cup on Spanish soil in the Costa del Sol. With all three of them by my side, I couldn’t ask for anything better and I’m sure they would be great for our team,” said Petersen.

“The Solheim Cup holds some of my best golfing memories and to be able to share that with my lifelong friend Caroline will be something very special. She goes the extra mile for her friends and family. her family, and I can’t wait to have her by my side and my other lieutenants.”

She added: “I’ve been fortunate to have shared many fairs and memories with Anna throughout my career. Having represented Team Europe seven times, Anna knows how hard it is to move forward. to the Solheim Cup, and I can’t wait. She’s with me.”

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